Friday, 25 May 2012


Melodica, Melody and Me have already achieved a great deal for what is still the bands very early days and their individual early years. Their first two singles Piece Me Back Together and Come Outside were play-listed by XFM and enjoyed repeated outings on Radio1, Radio2 and 6Music. While the early internet buzz soon bubbled into the print sphere, with glowing coverage in - to name only a few- NME, Sunday Times Culture Magazine, Songlines and Guardian. Having toured with Laura Marling, Monford & Sons , Bombay Bicycle Club and Johnny Flynn MM&M have, in the past, been filed under nu-folk. However as their new single Imperfect Time - and the forthcoming debut album from which the track is taken - will prove, the sound of MM&M is something far bigger, wider reaching and adventurous. Growing up in Brixton, they were raised on the sounds of thier multi-cultural neighbours spanning countless continents and genres. The songs of MM&M therefore seamlessly marry Latin American notation with African-inspired rhythms, while blurring reggae style skanks with traditional folk finger picking, creating a catalogue of music embracing eclectic melodica lines, charango riffs and violin swoons - all flowing as one harmonious, intelligent, complex, yet totally accessible sound. Or as Observer Music Monthly so eloquently put it: "Incredibly beautiful, with harmonies and rich instrumentation that make you want to dance and cry at the same time."This full to the brim and impressive musicality combined with MM&M’s high-energy live performances soon saw them in demand on the festival circuit, playing to major crowds at Camp Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Electric Picnic, Green Man and even headlining the Club Dada stage at Bestival. In 2012 MM&M return to play:
  • 6th June: Empire, Leeds (HEADLINE)
  • 7th June: Pangaea Festival, Manchester (HEADLINE)
  • 8th June: Jericho, Oxford (HEADLINE)
  • 9th June: The Attic Bar, Bristol supporting Laid Black
  • 13th: Duke of Cumberland, Whitstable w/ Cocos Lovers
  • 14th: June: The Blind Tiger @Playgroup, Brighton w/ Coco's lovers
  • 18th: June: The Yard Birds, Birmingham, supporting Rue Royale
  • 20th: June: Carlton Cinema, Westgate w/ Coco's lovers
  • 21st :June: Hoxton Bar & Grill, London *****SINGLE LAUNCH****
  • 28th: June: The Astor Theatre, Deal w/ Coco's lovers
  • 1st July: Winterwell Festival
  • 22nd July: Secret Garden Party Festival
  • 25/26th August: Festibelli, New Forest
  • 1st September: Smugglers Festival, Sussex
Melodica, Melody + Me have released a short in-the-studio film showing them at work on their forthcoming single ‘Imperfect Time’ released on Monday 18th June on Two Sisters Records. ‘Imperfect Time’ is taken from the band’s debut album, set for release late 2012. Watch/share the film here:
Stream/share the full single ‘Imperfect Time’ here: + b-side ‘In Perfect Wonder’ here: Imperfect Time is b/w In Perfect Wonder (Imperfect Time Remix) and is released on the brand new 7” and download singles label Two Sisters Records on Monday 18h June. MM&M’s debut album follows late 2012.
MM&M: / Two Sisters Records:
“…they have developed an incredibly tender lyrical technique, while also incorporating reggae influenced bass lines which have been quick to get the crowds moving at gigs.” - Q (Track Of The Day)
“Like Mumford & Sons and Noah and the Whale, MMM have been taking the no-frills, steady, heavy-gigging, word-of-mouth route to success, and it's working.” - Guardian (New Band Of The Day)
“Beguiling and unique” - Songlines
“A subtle and entirely fresh delight”– Artrocker
“Rather Fantastic” – The Fly 

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